From prestige books to corporate brochures, customer magazines and leaflets, to fashion catalogues and branded print campaigns (advertisements, posters, etc.), the same design principles of visual communicationtypography, layout composition, image-making, editorial design and art direction (of photography and illustration)apply.
In this practice-based course, you will learn how to construct and style your print design and/or publication, using principally Adobe CC Software: InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
The focus of the course will not however be solely technical, but will aim to develop your design sensitivity and knowledge of best practice in editorial design, typographic layout, strong image-making and art direction.
Ultimately, the course aspires to enlighten and inform students to plan, design and produce powerful content and messages through the combinations of the printed word and image, and to design engaging printed communication and media with an audience in mind.
By the end of this course you will have:
Who should take this course?
Beginners/Intermediate, all welcome. Anyone interested in graphic design and the production of high professional standard printed communication outcomes. Graphic design students, BA and/or MA graduates, junior designers wishing to improve their print design skills, marketing professionals wanting to learn more about the creative design process, business start-ups wishing to produce promotional materials, any type of design students or junior professionals.
Level: All levels welcome
A creative and open mind. Basic knowledge of Mac and Adobe Creative Cloud software especially Adobe InDesign, and to a lesser extent Adobe Photoshop, is required. Basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator is also useful but not absolutely essential. Basic knowledge of Adobe CC is sufficient as basic operative functions will be taught in-class and one-to-one (if required).
Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older
Clear, easy to understand lessons:
A certificate of completion:
Please bring the following with you to the first session:
A laptop is recommended but not compulsory
IMPORTANT - Adobe ID Login for Short Course Students
Students will need to create an account with Adobe (unless you already have one) in order to access the Adobe suite at the college – instructions are included below. You will need to use a personal email address to create this. If you already have an account with Adobe, please make sure you bring your login details with you on the first day of the course.
To create an account students will need to:
This course aims to teach all the creative and technical steps for the creation of beautiful print communication and/or editorial designs.